It's been ages since I mentioned some of my favourite high street/drugstore purchases. Theres a lot of choice when it comes to making a purchase. Obviously, if you haven't spent much money, its slightly less of a disappointment if a product isn't so good (nothing like spending £30 on a foundation, only to find its a dud). However, today I wanted to share some of my best budget buys.
When it comes to buying a budget makeup palette, I personally don't think theres a great choice out there. Though I admit I've yet to try the Loreal Paris La eyeshadow palette. Generally for palettes, I opt for sleek, makeup revolution or makeup academy. The Makeup Academy Elysium palette would be great if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the Urban Decay naked 3 palette. I've swatched it in this post - its also got a duo liner pencil too for both subtle and dramatic looks. I'd also highly reccomend the Makeup Academy Flawless Shadow Palette too if you're a neutral lover. Its a little more expensive at £8 but you get 32 shadows - you can find out more in my post here.
Another Makeup Revolution product I really love are the radiant light powders - they're just £5 each and come in three shades, so theres something for every skin tone. You can view swatches in my post here. You can add warmth or highlight your complexion with a beautiful smooth powder that gives good colour payoff. If the Hourglass Ambient Light Powders are out of your budget like they are mine then opt for one of these powders instead.
For concealing, you might be surprised to find that I'm not going to mention the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (even thought I do thinks its pretty damn good). The Seventeen Stay Time concealer is one I've purchased many times as its perfect for using both under the eye and on imperfections. I find the collection concealer is far too heavy to wear under the eye whereas the Seventeen concealer brightens and covers dark circles without caking or fading. Its only £4.49 and usually on offer of some kind, so its definitely worth picking up.
On the lip front, a new addition has been the Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick (even though they're not really a lipstick). I haven't used any other lip pencil/lipstick hybrid before so I cant compare but I guess these are Maybellines version of the Nars lip pencils. I don't particularly find the pencil is mega creamy but there's good colour payoff and it stays put. If you tend to get dry lips, I'd wear a lip balm underneath as the colour can feel quite drying without it. I like to add a clear gloss too over the top for extra hydration and staying powder. For £4.99 these are a good buy and they don't take up much room in your bag either.
Finally, I'm showing some love for Avon. Avon isn't my go to for beauty but the Super Shock Gel Liners are amazing. I've used both black and silver shades of these and both are highly pigmented, creamy and long lasting. They're probably my favourite gel liner pencils as they're just so easy to use and are really affordable. They're currently on offer for £3 and I'd highly recommend them to anyone!
Have you tried any of these products?
What are your favourite budget buys?
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